This is part of huge sculture that shows a jubarte whale (Humpback Whale) and a diver close to the fin. I took the photo from below the diver where it seems he was diving in the sky.
In the workshop the complete sculture showing the whale in life size and you can see how small is the diver close to it.
I love this sculpture.
The sculpture have a metal structure covered with plates of bronze and brass alloy metal frame. It measures 20 meter long, 4 meters wide and 5 meters tall and weighs 4.165kg.
The project aimed to honor the endangered animal that made in Rio das Ostras sea part of it itineraries. It was created in 2001 at the suggestion of Gilles Bonnecarrere, French photographer, friend of the artist, Roberto Sa, internationally known for hyper-realistic sculptures.
This is the largest sculpture to a cetacean in the world.
Rio das Ostras is located in the north of Rio de Janeiro state.
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danos (86739) 2014-01-27 8:47
well chosen the POV of the sculture with the diver to looks so real and unique.I like the way that the diver outline aganist the blue of the sky as its excelelnt placement in the frame.
parvatibb (1387) 2014-01-27 11:39
WOW! it is really huge.
Original POV! looks like he is flying. I would not guess the whole sculpture without the WS. TFS
worldcitizen (6983) 2014-01-27 14:05
This is clever POV. I thought this diving man was much bigger than he actually is. After looking at the WS photo I see that he's tiny compared to the giant whale! He does look like he's flying, and I wonder if the photo would feel different if it were turned the opposite way, with the man's facing pointing up. Nice sky, too.
CLODO (30256) 2014-01-28 0:18
Very strange "subwater" sculpture, having the sky as background. Good angle to make it eye catching!
jemaflor (84733) 2014-01-29 10:36
interesting and original statue, well presented with this blue sky, impressive result with this dark silhouette.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (12572)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-06
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/4
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-27 8:42